Gossip, Collaboration, and Performance in Distributed Teams

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

What do you think the typical manager might say if you told them their employees don't gossip and engage one another in non-work related tasks enough? Most managers have heard of the watercooler effect without ever having the meaning of the concept sink in to their understanding of how it relates to performance and collaboration. Tags: Change Management Collaboration Learning Experience Social Business Design Social CRM Social Media Social Networks e-Learning 2.0

Social media: a new type of hammers for change facilitators in organisations

Joitske Hulsebosch

This is a column Sibrenne Wagenaar and I have written for the management site. We wrote this for the change facilitators working in and with organisations on change. Many change processes fail because there is too little attention for the sub-public discourse.

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What is the best network structure?

Net-Map Toolbox

And because of where we are comming from (our views of the world), we know that the hierarchical information distribution structure is bad and the interconnected web of information exchange is good. case studies Change Management Evaluation International development Monitoring Social NetworksIt's easy: The one with the biggest trophy has to be the best - but how do you judge what's the best network structure?

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Green Chameleon » Supporting Communities on the Intranet

Green Chameleon

Cross, Andrew Parker, Rob Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations Theodore Zeldin: Conversation: How Talk Can Change Our Lives © 2006-2008 Straits Knowledge.

Blog>> Driving User Adoption for Enterprise Applications

Green Chameleon

The other day, we have invited people from Google to present us their deployment and change management methodologies. The first method is looking at how to tackle change and address new user behaviours ( see more ): Readiness : analyse the current status (culture, governance, target audiences); obtain management commitment; establish a communication plan. Global Go-live : finally distribute the tool to everybody; apply the new behaviours.

Amplify in Sydney: What Do People Care About? What Do They Share?

Michael Sampson - Currents

This session is a must for anyone who wants to succeed in the work environment of the future- either at a personal level or as leader of high-performance teams and /or geographically distributed teams, or if you are in a role where you are supporting talent and performance, communication, learning and development, change management or managing enterprise-wide platforms. In late May I will be in Sydney to speak at and present a workshop at Collective 2014.

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"Collective Sensemaking:" Author Nancy Dixon looking for participants

Endless Knots

"If an organization wants to be agile, which requires employees to quickly change what they are doing, they will have to make employees a part of creating the change rather than trying to “sell” it, or implementing lengthy change management processes, to try to convince employees to change.  Depending on the size of the unit that needs to change, Collective Sensemaking conversations can take place in a team, department, or whole organization. 

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Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Management Innovation eXchange. Its time to reinvent management. Management Innovation eXchange. This manifesto is aimed specifically at organizational change practioners and leaders who are in charge of large scale organizational changes.

Blog>> Knowledge Management Explained in Five Disciplines

Green Chameleon

Since 1999, my work has been related to Knowledge Management (KM). Already then, KM was a term that was not well recognised; at the time, we did not label our KM-related consulting services with Knowledge Management. Today I am holding an official position in Knowledge Management, still many people do not grasp the term and have a clear understanding of it. “Knowledge Management&# seems to be fuzzy and not specific enough; it does not refer to daily (work) life topics.

Comparing Collaboration and Social Networks - All Collaboration - allcollaboration.com

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Senior Financial Executive in Accounting, Finance and Treasury, IT, M&A, and Management Consulting Professional Social networks offer one of the best ways of collaborating yet invented. As such they have structural elements (size, distribution, direct and indirect links, pathways, etc.)

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Emerging Autopoietic Communities – Scalability of Knowledge Transfer in Complex Systems

John Tropea - Delicious Community

First IFIP International Workshop on Distributed Knowledge Management (DKM 2008), Oct, 18-19, 2008, Shanghai 1. different scales up to large distributed enterprises and industry. practice, knowledge management, complexity, emergence. of knowledge management attempts to facilitate knowledge- based activities in organizations, but often makes the mistake. that knowledge management is all about information systems, or alternatively, about tacit knowledge in people.

Productivity Delivered (Share 2012, Atlanta) #share2012 @sharepoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Gideon Bibliowicz, Senior Product Manager from Microsoft is talking about "Productivity Delivered." bring in the change management consulting company - to help understand current culture, and how it can be changed going forward. -. (3) aspects - single platform, managed platform, cloud platform. 84% of organizations have a remote workforce (mobile and distributed work). -.

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Is our Education System in Crisis?

Jenny Connected

Tony Bates – gave us an interesting presentation on Sunday evening – Managing Technology to Transform Teaching – [link] – which many of us who work in HE as teachers or as managers of technology could relate to. But a key question in his presentation was: “Can universities or colleges change from within, or do we need new institutions for 21st century learning?”. My experience is that change has to be from within and without.

Green Chameleon » Knowledge Management Explained in Five Disciplines

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Knowledge Management Explained in Five Disciplines We welcome Tim Wieringa as a guest blogger to Green Chameleon. Since 1999, my work has been related to Knowledge Management (KM). Already then, KM was a term that was not well recognised; at the time, we did not label our KM-related consulting services with Knowledge Management.

Harnessing the power of informal employee networks

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The McKinsey Quarterly Home McKinsey & Company McKinsey Global Institute china.mckinseyquarterly.com Help [+] Log In Register close Register Member Center The McKinsey Quarterly is the business journal of McKinsey & Company. Register now for immediate access to hundreds of articles. First time here? Read our Quarterly Basics. Forgot Password?

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Are We In A "Post E2.0 Era"?

Collaborative Thinking

Other technologies such as portals, search, content management, instant messaging and presence tools helped round out the typical collaboration manifest (even though they were not technically collaboration tools per se). We are also just at the beginning when it comes to understanding the cultural, structural, and change management aspects of what E2.0 I just read an interesting report from my ex-colleague Larry Cannel from Gartner (" The Post-2.0

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On Twitter and in the Workplace, It's Power to the Connectors - Rosabeth Moss Kanter - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Buy it now » Guide to Getting a Job Whether youre a new college graduate, were laid off, or are seeking a job change, this guide will help ensure that your next move is the right one. This changes the nature of career success.

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Communication, communities and collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Community

technology is completely changing how we interact online and the way in which modern businesses operate. If change is not forthcoming, then the adoption of social computing tools is likely to fail. Check out this free and simple to use online "To-Do List" called Intuit Task Manager.

Telligent Releases an Integrated Suite of Collaboration Tools with High Powered Metrics | The AppGap

John Tropea - Delicious Community

s products also includes enhancements that address the issues that have impeded the adoption of community-driven collaboration technologies in the enterprise, such as integration with existing business applications, manageability, ease-of-use, measurability and ROI.

NewsGator Offers Social Sites ™: A Comprehensive Enterprise Social Networking Suite | The AppGap

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Holston, their President and CEO, and Ashley Roach, Product Manager,about their comprehensive offering. The Innovation Management capability integrates the innovation management process with your enterprise social network. Can todays project management software be done better?

Green Chameleon » What Can You get a Knowledge Manager for Christmas?

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about What Can You get a Knowledge Manager for Christmas? based on a theme for e.g. ‘Content Management’, ‘Taxonomy’ and plan to distribute them to the Knowledge Managers.

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Sharing my Birthday with ALL OF YOU | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 15 2008 Sharing my Birthday with ALL OF YOU Published by Nancy White at 5:24 am under turning 50 Today I cross the half century mark.

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Sharing my Birthday with ALL OF YOU | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 15 2008 Sharing my Birthday with ALL OF YOU Published by Nancy White at 5:24 am under turning 50 Today I cross the half century mark.

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Green Chameleon » Marketroid Oppression and the Word Triage Game

Green Chameleon

Now they say that you can survive the loss of two thirds of your brain as well… although specific brain locations do perform specialised functions, the brain also works as a distributed system so can adapt to loss of brain matter.

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Green Chameleon » Getting Started on Your Intranet

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Getting Started on Your Intranet I am increasingly of the opinion that no knowledge management effort can avoid the intranet. But will it not be distributed conversations in companies too?

Are We In A "Post E2.0 Era"?

Collaborative Thinking

Other technologies such as portals, search, content management, instant messaging and presence tools helped round out the typical collaboration manifest (even though they were not technically collaboration tools per se). We are also just at the beginning when it comes to understanding the cultural, structural, and change management aspects of what E2.0 I just read an interesting report from my ex-colleague Larry Cannel from Gartner (" The Post-2.0

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Green Chameleon » The Comedy of Crowds

Green Chameleon

Crowds are great for generating ideas and diversity as with the Joneses, distributing tasks to be completed in parallel, and if fuelled by a rush of extreme sentiment, are also capable of revolutions (wisdom does not always come into play here).

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Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Session Proposals

Collaborative Thinking

I wanted to duplicate that opportunity for people to hear directly from Cisco management and have the opportunity for an open dialog. In this post ( Social Networking Platform Evolution: From Destination Site To Networked Services ), I outlined the evolution of social networking and the trend away from a single destination site and towards distributed/networked services. Management and R&D teams are no longer the only participants in an organization’s innovation efforts.

How complexity principles can inform participatory process design

Chris Corrigan

In natural systems, evolution and change is powered by what happens at the edges ad boundaries, where a forest interacts with a meadow, or a sea with a shoreline. Complex systems have memory, not located at a specific place, but distributed throughout the system.

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Lotusphere 2012 - Opening General Session

Michael Sampson - Currents

Alister Rennie, General Manager. Collective intelligence - discover and share new ideas, augment skills and distribute workload, and improve forecasting effectiveness. - But technology is not all that matters - leadership, change management. -. social business is not an IT project, or a management edict. -. community management (adoption and finding new ways of working). -. Social business - is starting to change the culture.

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IA Webinar: Real-time Working with Collaboration | Information Architected

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

or for those with a longer history in business collaboration, Knowledge Management 2.0. Are your collaboration tools built for distributed teams, or for localized teams?

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Rethinking Marketing - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Community

m, Scape Biennale, Christchurch, New Zealand Web Exclusive: Special Section on Reinvention Imagine a brand manager sitting in his office developing a marketing strategy for his company’s new sports drink. Covey Buy it now HBRs Must-Reads on Managing Yourself by Peter F.

Green Chameleon » They Are Stealing Our Language Now

Green Chameleon

I will make the changes they request, as it is not a biggie, but you should be aware if you are using this terminology that you might have Telstra’s lawyers knocking at your door.&#

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Customer service : avoid being the victim of you social media success - Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Management & HR. The capacity of the point of contact, should it be called community manager or anything else, can be improved by adding more resources, improving the system, redefining people’s tasks and, most of all, refocusing on exception management. management.

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Being social at work: which communications model to adopt for the enterprise? | The AppGap

John Tropea - Delicious Network

The focus of Bills reviews: web-based business software that enables companies and individuals to better organize, track, and share information, as well as better manage projects, processes and workflows. Can todays project management software be done better?

Green Chameleon » Touch

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Touch Knowledge management is far too abstract. This is not unique to knowledge management – it’s true of management science in general.

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F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change. The world is changing. Power is the chief means to social change. All that would have to change for an accurate Sweet Spot Futures Primer. Log Out / Change ).

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Green Chameleon » Corporate Alzheimers

Green Chameleon

In our work we come across the same thing all the time with government agencies that manage slow moving policies or infrastructures – such as tax policies, public infrastructure such as dams, or large processing plants.

Green Chameleon » Blog comments

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Why KM is Hard To Do We recently did a small information management/knowledge management internal initiative at Straits Knowledge. In this article I use the case study of our internal initiative to analyse the way that infrastructure in large organisations imposes friction on the rate of change, and propose some project management and change management strategies to deal with that.

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Green Chameleon » Where is Tacit Knowledge?

Green Chameleon

So the where is distributed, and it takes an outsider (boundary spanner - SNA weak link or power hole?) www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Where is Tacit Knowledge?

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The AppGap » Connecting … Virtual Teams: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Connecting … Virtual Teams by Patti Anklam February 10, 2008 at 4:38 pm · Filed under Distributed Work , Enterprise 2.0 , Web 2.0 Check out this free and simple to use online "To-Do List" called Intuit Task Manager. Can todays project management software be done better?

The AppGap » It Takes A Long Time For Change To Happen Quickly …: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Because the balance of power has favored large corporations with a lock on manufacturing, advertising, distribution and other operations, the term "customercentric" was mostly just a buzzword. Check out this free and simple to use online "To-Do List" called Intuit Task Manager.

Enterprise 2.0 Failure: My Story | Enterprise 2.0 Blogs

John Tropea - Delicious Community

We have a distributed workforce and anything that can help shed light for our employees on what work is happening in other parts of the company immediately gets my attention. I called them that because within our employee population we had, at the time, 6 main professional competencies: Project Management, Business Intelligence, Content Management, Web Development, Marketing Management and Operations Support. need Output Management?